Informative, Upsetting, Mobilizing and Inspiring
Good thing I'm retired, as I found this book so un-put-down-able that I neglected my vacation preparations. The book, which was very readable, was informative, upsetting, and infuriating, (and Chapter 8 was terrifying), but ultimately, it was mobilizing and inspiring.
I have always been a label reader, albeit a serendipitous one, mostly out of idle curiosity to see where a sweater or pair of shoes was made. "Made in America" made me happy, but "Made in Indonesia" didn't upset me.
Gone are those days! This book has made me positively militant. Since I can certainly afford to spend more to purchase an American-made product, I have become a dedicated label-reader and a faithful buyer of American-made products.
To the author I say, thank you so much for opening my eyes, and kudos to you for the dedication and research that went into this book. I even read the footnotes!
Katie Gnall, May 21, 2017
A Must-Read with an Urgent Message
Exceedingly well-researched and well-written, author Jim Stuber explores what is really going on with trade and globalization and their effects on the U.S. and world economies and the world order. The book is organized around three questions: Why does it seem like everything is made somewhere else? Isn’t that causing a problem? If it is, what can be done about it? The answers are both surprising and disconcerting. We can see the effects all around us, in America's small towns, decaying factories, and in the economic reports published by the U.S. government. Many have written around the topic - but Stuber goes right to the heart of the matter in "What If Things Were Made in America Again." This is a must-read for all American's, but especially those who are concerned about what kind of America we will be leaving to the next generation.
Thomas Petro, July 1, 2017
Easy to Read and Understand
James Stuber takes complex material and makes it easy to read and understand. He shares stories, history and charts in a compelling way that makes you stop and and reflect on the question - What if things were made in America again? The light bulb moment that he shares spurred him on to write this thought provoking book.
Judy Cohen, May 18, 2017
Each chapter has an excellent summary
Extremely well written and well researched history of how the middle class has lost its opportunity to achieve the American dream. Though the book seems long each chapter has an excellent summary. The book takes you back to the post WWII era and follows the path of political and business decisions that have sent millions of jobs overseas.
John Gillen, June 8, 2017
A good easy read for folks looking for background and implementable ideas on How to actually Make America Great again
Well done and apolitical. Marvelous collection of history and current event. Hope Jim Stuber writes more or does more to make this happen in coming years.
William W. Collins, July 2, 2017
Help America Be Great Again
Tom McCarey, September 2, 2017
“What If Things Were Made In America Again” is a straightforward, sobering look at some of the problems of present day America and how we got here.
After reading it, you will never shop with the mindset of the past again. The destructive economic and trade policies pushed by the powers-that-be are laid bare. But more than that, a practical and
practicable solution to our present troubles is offered. I wholeheartedly recommend this fascinating book if you want to understand present-day America.